Broad-Based Fees

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broad-based fees are generally charged to all enrolled students to finance activities that benefit the student body, excluding those activities that are part of the core instructional program.

Types of Broad-based Fees

4/9/20
The Comprehensive Fee is a consolidation of campus-required fees which support several university services. The Comprehensive Fee is paid by all students at the University at Buffalo, unless they meet fee waiver requirements.
6/18/18
In response to NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant initiative in 2011, the University at Buffalo created a strategic investment plan to invest in and expand academics and research, need- based aid, and faculty and researchers. Fueled by NYSUNY 2020, the plan was leveraged by capital funding, a rational tuition policy, and the Academic Excellence and Success Fee (AESF).

Frequently Asked Questions About Fees

What are broad-based fees?

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注broad-based fees are charged to all enrolled students as a condition of attendance at ub and help ub fund activities and programs that benefit the student body, excluding those activities that are part of the core instructional program.

ub relies on these fees to sustain services that are available to you, regardless of how your instruction is delivered – in-person, remote, or hybrid.

How can I impact how the fees are spent?

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注yes. regardless of the method of instruction – in-person, hybrid, or entirely remote –broad-based fees (including comprehensive fee), academic excellence and success fee and course fees must be paid by all students.

How are the fee rates determined?

the fee rates are guided by suny policy and take into consideration the . information about hepi can be found on the . at times and for certain targeted initiatives, suny may allow an increase beyond the hepi percentage.

Do all students pay the same fee?

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注no. all students are billed for the campus life, college, health, technology, transcript and transportation components as part of the comprehensive fee. undergraduate day students also are billed for the intercollegiate athletic and recreation component. in addition, comprehensive fee components, except for the transcript fee, are assessed at a per-credit hour basis for part-time students.

Why did UB refund some fees for students in spring 2020 semester, due to the impact of COVID-19, but is not refunding fees now?

spring 2020 fee refunds were granted in great part because the change to our instruction modes occurred mid-semester. students and families were facing unplanned changes that ub had not yet had time to accommodate.

since then, ub has devoted enormous effort and significant funds to providing equivalent academic experiences, engagement opportunities, student support and campus services - remotely, in-person, or through a hybrid model.

it was determined that the services funded by these fees would continue and thus a continuation of fees at full assessment was justified.

What is the Comprehensive Fee? Why do we have it?

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注this mandatory fee was implemented in 1998 and is a consolidation of suny and campus-required fees that support several university services and programs. the components of the comprehensive fee include:

ub’s comprehensive fee helps fund central academic investments including technology, student services, training and programming.

note: the academic excellence and success fee and the student government mandatory fee, labeled as “student activity fee,” are billed on separate lines and are not included in the comprehensive fee.

Are Comprehensive Fees common at other schools like UB?

yes. many of the schools in the mid-american conference of which ub is a member have a comprehensive approach to fees and several american association of universities (aau) and suny campuses have also instituted a comprehensive fee.

What will the new Career Services fee be used for?

suny approved the addition of a new career services fee ($50 for 2020/2021) to increase career connections and opportunities for students. revenue will be used to implement a mentoring platform and customer relationship management platform, hire a connections associate, increase student scholarship and stipends for professional development, and facilitate training and programming to assist students to career development early in their academic careers.

What is the Academic Excellence and Success Fee? Why do we have it?

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注the academic excellence and success fee (referred to by suny as the aces fee) provides financial resources necessary for maintaining quality academic and student success programs and to support ub nysuny 2020. revenue may be used to enhance student academic support services, advisement, research opportunities, equipment, facilities, and scholarships. in addition, funds may be used for personnel service needs such as tutoring, laboratory technicians, faculty and other academic and student support activities.

Is the Academic Excellence and Success Fee (ACES) part of the Comprehensive Fee?

the academic excellence and success fee is not a part of the “bundled” comprehensive fee, however is considered a “broad-based fee.” broad-based fees are generally charged to all enrolled students to finance activities that benefit the student body, excluding those activities that are a part of the core instructional program.

How can I impact how the fees are spent?

There are several opportunities for student input on fee planning, first and foremost the annual fee consultation process.2020欧洲杯体育直播投注 During the year, students can also participate in advisory and programming committees in various fee areas or contact the fee stewards listed below with suggestions, questions, or concerns.

For more information on services provided by the fees, please review the broad-based fee expenditure reports*.

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注*2019-20 actual broad-based fee revenue expenditure reports are expected to be available online by december 2020.